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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Phase 2A – Public Information Forum on Project Status

October 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Saturday September 13, 2014 MassDOT advertised Phase 2A for bid for construction. Estimated project cost is $9,515,000. Bids are due January 13, 2015. Phase 2A is the 4.9 miles continuation of Phase 1 from Routes 225 and 27 in Westford, south through Carlisle into Acton ending in East Acton at Teamworks. Given the January 2015 bid opening we expect construction start in spring 2015 and likely construction finish in late summer / fall 2016. Among other specifications, the project includes 6 bridge refurbishments and one overpass over Great Road / Route 2A in Acton.

The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (FBFRT) will be hosting a public information forum – “How Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail got to the request for bids for construction milestone, and what is expected to happen next”.

If you live in a Phase 2A town (Acton, Carlisle, Westford) you will learn about the design process, and what will be built. If you live in a Phase 2B, 2C, 2D town (Acton, Concord or Sudbury) or any other community that has a MassDOT dormant railroad right-of-way, you will pick up some lessons learned and will be much better informed on how the end game design process works for rail trails.

The forum is free. Light refreshments will be provided by the FBFRT. Look out for our ground-breaking event in the spring of 2015.


October 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Acton Town Hall – Room 204
472 Main Street
Acton, 01720 United States
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Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
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